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Mynevere Latifi-Hoxha

Mynevere Latifi-Hoxha, pediatrician-neonatologist, graduated in the Medical Faculty at the University of Pristina in 1979. After the graduation she worked in the medical Centre in Gjilan for a year and a half, and then in 1981 she started to work in OB/GYN in Prishtina, where she also started the residency in Pediatrics. In 1988 she finished the residency in Pediatrics, at the University Clinical Centre in Zagreb, Croatia. During this time she also attended the post graduate studies there. She worked at the University Clinical Centre in Prishtina as a specialized doctor until 1990. In that time she had to stop working there together with all her colleagues because of the Serbian regime. For ten years she continued to work in her private clinic in Prishtina and Podujeva. She also worked in the humanitarian clinic “Nёna Terezё”.

After the war she came back to work in the OB/GYN clinic and from 2000 she was the Head of the Neonatology Unit in this Clinic till 2011. Now she is a director of Neonatology Clinic at UCCK. Since 2000 she has been trained and licensed in different special fields of neonatology. She is a trainer and facilitator of Esentional Newborn care and Breastfeeding course; trainer of ALARM INTERNATIONAL course; trainer of “Effective Perinatal Care” course. In 2006 she got trained for NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) of AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) in Detroit, USA. In 2008 she got trained for IYCF (Infant and Young Child Feeding) in Istanbul, Turkey. She also lectured in many National and International Conferences

She is a member of “Kosovar Committee for Mother and Child health” and Coordinator for “Baby friendly Hospital Initiative”.

She was a member of Perinatal Working Group of Kosovo – Dartmouth Alliance for Healthy Newborns”. In 2007 she visited Dartmouth Medical Center and got trained in perinatology, and was certified from AMA (American Medical Association) and AAP.

She was one of the members of Board of Trustees in” Foundation for Healthy Mothers and Babies”. Now she is a honorary member of Medical Advisory Committee of “Action for Mothers and Children”.

Dr. Mynevere has received much recognition such as:

Provisional Institutions of Self Government in Kosovo: Acknowledgements for contribution given in the implementation of “the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative” -2004;

University Clinical Center of Kosovo: Acknowledgements for a distinguish worker, for the contribution given during 2005;

Provisional Institutions of Self Government in Kosovo: Acknowledgement for the contribution given in the development of the healthcare services in Kosovo in 2007;

FIQ: The FIDES award for Philanthropy, 2012;

AmeriCares, for the 30th anniversary 1982-2012: Acknowledgement for the extraordinary cooperation and care given to improve the lives of those most in need in Kosovo.

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Ilir Hoxha

Dr. Ilir Hoxha is Medical Doctor, researcher and consultant from Kosovo. He holds a Medical Studies degree from University of Prishtina and Master of Science degree in Health Systems Management from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In addition, he has a record of research/academic experiences at New Bulgarian University, American University in Kosovo, Dartmouth Medical School, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Karl Franzens University, Graz, Austria, and University of Bern where he is a PhD candidate since 2012.

In addition to work with a number of international organizations such as The World Bank, UNICEF, UNFPA, German Technical Cooperation, USAID in Kosovo, he has also been part of number of civil society initiatives in the country, among others, at the Institute for Advanced Studies GAP, Balkan Investigative and Reporting Network, Prishtina Institute for Political Studies, Kosovo Action Network and Center for Advanced Studies.

His professional and academic interests lie in: measurement of variation in provision of health care services; health economics and evaluation of health services (i.e. assessment of impact on health, cost effective analysis, assessment of coverage, quality and access); and, regulation of health care service delivery in public and private sector – in particular related to mother and child health.

In 2009 he was awarded Fulbright Research Fellowship for the research project that aimed to explore the prospects and limitations for using small area variation analysis methodology in evaluation of clinical practice performance in developing countries, using Kosovo as a case study. Since 2010 he has served as external adviser to Minister Bujar Bukoshi, Minister Ferid Agani at Ministry of Health of Republic of Kosovo. Today he works with for SOLIDAR Suisse as project advisor to the health dialogue program and acts as board member at the American University in Kosovo.

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Jehona Binishi Hysa

Dr. Jehona was born on 19th February 1979 in Pristina. She finished her primary school in her hometown Prishtina, ‘Naim Frasheri’ school; High school form years 1993-1997 finished in Mathematical brach in ‘Xhevdet Doda’ school.

From years 1997-2004 she did University in Medical Faculty of Prishtina, when in 2004 she got graduated as Doctor of General Medical Siences. After 1 year of work as a general doctor in Family Medicine in year 2005 she started Specialization in branch of Gynecology and Obstetrics in University Centre of Kosova and finished in year 2010.

After specialization she started to work in the Medical institution’ Rezonanca’ for 1 year and after that since 2011 she continoued working as Gynecologist/Obstetrician in another private hospital,  ‘American Hospital in Prishtina,’ branch of American Hospitals of Tirana-Albania.

During this time she has been attended continuously a number of International Congresses for professional issues in different branches of Gynecology such as infertility, oncology,  perinatology etc.

Jehona speaks English, Serbian and Italian.

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Lindita Kryeziu

Lindita Kryeziu, M.D. works as neonatologist in Newborn Intensive Care Units at Clinical University  Center in Prishtina. Dr.Lindita provides care for infants, premature infants, critically ill newborns and newborn infants with a large variety of birth defects. She has special interest in infant cardiac diseases. She earned her Medical Doctor degree at the University of Prishtina, in 1996. After graduation she joined the Neonatology Department at the Clinical Center, where she still continues to work as a neonatologist. She completed her specialization in pediatrics and neonatology in 2001-2007and  continued her subspecialization in the field of cardiac diseases. She did her first training in Poland Zabrze for 3 months and two years later she continued her intensive training in Torin and Milano, where she spent one year (2004) where she got certificated on ultrasound detection of congenital heart defects.

Her major interest is also fetal echocardiography. On this matter she cooperates closely with her colleagues from the Gynecological Clinic in detecting eventual cardiac anomalies in suspicious pregnancies.

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Vjosa Mulliqi Kotorri

Dr. Mulliqi-Kotorri graduated from the faculty of medicine in 1993; 11 years later she finished her specialization at the same university. After her specialization she started her post-graduate studies in the field of Clinical Diabetology at the Univeritety VukVrhovac for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic diseases in Zagreb. After graduating in 2007, she began her doctoral studies in the field of “Bio-Medicine and Medical Sciences” in English at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Mulliqi-Kotor began her career in 1995 working for the Private Hospital “Medicus” as the general practitioner. She also works for the Pediatric Clini at UCCK, while previously being engaged with Doctors of the World – for the projects “Tuberculosis Project” and “Protecting the health of mothers and children”. She also worked for Oxfam and local health educational organization “Jeto dhe Kupto.”

She participated in various medical conferences, among other including also: Causes of stagnation in the growth of children, diagnosis and treatment in Kosovo; Hypoglycaemia in children with intensive treatment of type 1 diabetes; Clinical and laboratory characteristics of type 1 Diabetes of our patients etc.

Dr. Kotorri  has several local and international publications such as: Newborn screening in South-eastern Europe; Causes GATA6 haploinsufficiency pancreatic agenesis in Humans; Paediatrics – Author of the Paediatric part of the Endocrinology book; Author of publications in the local newspaper titles Nest Breastfeeding, Pregnancy twelve months, Tuberculosis and pregnancy, etc.

The Medical Advisory Committee is an appointed advisory body of health professionals to advise the Board of Trustees and staff on clinical, technical, policy, program and health system issues.

The Committee advises the Trustees of Action about preventive and curative maternal and child health care and programs.



Honorary Members

Mynevere Latifi-Hoxha

Honorary Member

Members

Ilir Hoxha

Chair of the Committee

Jehona Binishi Hysa

Member

Lindita Kryeziu

Member

Vjosa Mulliqi Kotorri

Member